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Political turmoil fuels 'hacktivist' attacks on Web sites

Source: Chicago Tribune Posted By: Jerry 4597 days ago

For about 90 minutes Wednesday, visitors to the Oregon University System's Web site found themselves taken for a ride they didn't ask for. They were redirected to another site under the control of a hacker, who posted an 89-word screed criticizing the protests in Iran.

"We never cheated in elections," the site read, in black and red. The message included invective aimed at President Barack Obama and made derogatory comments about Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claims the June....

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